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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members). One thing is clear though, if AI is going to figure highly in the workplace in the very near future, the business strategy and resulting plans need to be in place before any real adoption can start. Project Management PMO report

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

The Project Management Institute (PMI) is a nonprofit organization for those working in project management across the globe. If you have even a passing interest in the field, then you’ve bumped up against PMI. Given its vast influence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of PMI and its history. Quick Facts About PMI. The PMI footprint is huge. A History of PMI. But where did PMI start? The Goals & Standards of PMI.

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Starting a PMO

MPUG

PMI describes the Project Management Office (PMO) as a strategic driver for organizational excellence. The PMO seeks to enhance the practices of execution management, organizational governance, and strategic change leadership. Company A might not have a PMO, company B could have a PMO where the project managers (PMs) do not report to the PMO, and Company C could have a mature PMO where the PMs report to the PMO. Beginning a PMO.

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Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

Online PM Courses

The PMI has titled its 2018 Pulse of the Profession report: Success in Disruptive Times. You can download your copy of Success in Disruptive Times from the PMI’s website. The PMI’s Annual Project Management Survey: The Pulse of the Profession. Our regular readers will know that, for the last two years, we have extracted the marrow from the bones of the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession survey. Terrific Insights from the Annual PMI Project Management Review 2016.

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What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

After some tapping on their laptop, they proudly showed me their new corporate webpages, proclaiming their ‘strategy’, ‘vision’ and ‘mission’ statements. [1] All we need to do now is execute that strategy! Strategy is not hard to understand: Where is our chosen market? 3] And choosing to perform activities differently, or performing different activities is crucial, otherwise, as Porter said, strategy is just a marketing slogan. [4].

Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s session, Want To Be A PMI-ACP? If you want to be a PMI-ACP, here are the primary steps to take. Today’s session is eligible for one PMI-PDU and the technical category.

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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO

Keyedin

Get rolling on a new maturity plotline for your PMO, with four competencies that script a strategic change. Fall movie season is upon us and like your favorite new flick, your PMO might be undergoing a plot-twist as the year wraps up. Hopefully you don’t turn your PMO into a horror movie along the way, but you might be able to create a thrilling ride as you focus on customer outcomes and prepare for the changes ahead.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

The PMI Institute in its recent report, Delivering on Strategy, the Power of Project Portfolio Management describes the correlation between effective portfolio management and advancing the strategy of the company: “Effective project portfolio management requires a keen understanding of the relationships between strategy development and strategy implementation. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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Three Ways to Transform Your PMO Into a Strategic Powerhouse

Keyedin

The PMI Institute in its recent report, Delivering on Strategy, the Power of Project Portfolio Management describes the correlation between effective portfolio management and advancing the strategy of the company: “Effective project portfolio management requires a keen understanding of the relationships between strategy development and strategy implementation. Our solution allows you to clearly see your PMO metrics for the first time.

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5 Things a PMO Manager Should Never Say

Meisterplan

PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2017 reported that companies who align their PMOs to strategy report “38 percent more projects meet original goals and business intent and 33 percent fewer projects are deemed failures.” On top of that, when I attended the PMI Global Conference in Chicago last October, I noticed that all of the sessions having to do with PMOs were very well attended, some were even standing room only.

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What Is a PMO? (Infographic)

Wrike

Project management is a discipline loaded with acronyms: PMP, PRINCE2, CPM, WBS, PMBOK, PMI… and about 150 others. Whether or not you’re a project manager by title, one acronym you’re sure to hear more often is PMO. What is PMO?” PMO stands for “project management office.” The percentage of companies with a PMO has nearly doubled since 2000, according to The State of the PMO 2016. . Definition of PMO. Who Needs a PMO? The PMO Director.

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Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

You can check out the PMI one here. With project management, there are options to think about in terms of do you need an overarching qualification, such as the PMI PMP , or is it a very specific technical project management skill, such as risk management ? Is it a broader topic, like Agile or more business-focused and strategic ? This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog. Adaptive Strategy Execution Programme Project Management Project Management Training

Webinar recap: Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Dux Raymond Sy’s Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner. Today’s session is eligible for 1 PMI PDU in the technical category. I hope today, as we talk about Agile Project Management, Microsoft Teams and Planner, everybody would be gaining a lot out of it.

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The Insights Behind the Project Management Trends

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategy Execution released the top ten trends for 2019 a few weeks ago and my first thoughts were; we’re seeing a lot of them in the PMO community which is both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. For many in the PMO community, project data analytics is seen as something with great potential yet there’s a fear there that it’s a big job to tackle; it’s going to need a whole host of new skills and tools (Python, Azure.);

The Project Revolution: How to Succeed in a Project Driven World

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

And whilst the use of the word ‘project’ has only substantially been with us since the start of the last century, its occurrence in media now far exceeds that of the words ‘strategy’, ‘operations’ and ‘marketing’, terms more familiar to us in the course of ‘business-as-usual’ operations. This in contrast to readily accessible principles in such disciplines as sales, marketing and strategy. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

ProjectManager.com

One of the largest series of conferences for project managers in North America, the Project Summit has industry innovators who help professionals be more productive, and learn best practices, skills and strategies to succeed. For the agile enthusiast, this scrum gathering takes place twice a year since 2013. There are presentations and interactive sessions led by experts that explore current implementation best practices and creative applications of agile and the scrum framework.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT SUCCESS IN THE NEW YEAR

The Squad Report

The most important item to consider to deliver successful projects is to align your projects to your Strategy. The 2017 PMI, Pulse of the Profession provides statistical support of my assertion. Organizations with a high alignment of Projects to Strategy have a 77% success rate compared to only a 56% success rate with a low alignment of Projects to Strategy. When projects are aligned to strategy the organization better appreciates the importance of the project.

15 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Do you need to earn PDUs to maintain your PMI certification? If you hold a PMP ® , PgMP ® , PfMP ® or PMI-PBA ® certification, you need to earn 60 PDUs every three years. If you hold a PMI-ACP ® , PMI-RMP ® , PMI-SP ® certification, you need to earn 30 PDUs in a three-year cycle.

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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore

Workamajig

PMI ). PMI ). 68% - more than 2/3rd - of organizations in PMI's annual survey said that they used outsourced or contract project managers in 2018. ( PMI ). PMI ). Between 2017 and 2018, the percentage of organizations using spreadsheets to manage their agile projects dropped from 74% to 67%. Project Management Office (PMO) Statistics. PMI ). PMO and EPMO: 80% of high-performance organizations - Champions - have a PMO. PMI ).

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Dr. Harold Kerzner Q&A: How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum

The IIL Blog

This past November as part of IIL’s IPM Day online conference , Dr. Harold Kerzner delivered a keynote on “ How Changes in Project Management Are Supporting Agile and Scrum. This appears to be true for continuous improvements in Agile and Scrum activities. and we are excited to share highlights here, organized in the following categories: Agile and Scrum . AGILE AND SCRUM. Can the traditional PM role still exist in an Agile world?

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

And we mustn’t forget that there are other widely used hashtags in the #PMOT community, like #Agile, #PMO, and #PMP. Co-author of Strategies for Project Sponsorship – [link] Practical project management: ronrosenhead.co.uk. Enthusiastic PMO bod. PMO flashmobber: arraspeople.co.uk. We make Agile teams become amazing, check out our free online masterclass: agilesumo.com. Agile Project Management Author, Mentor, and Instructor. PMOT #Agile.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Lindsay Scott is the director of Manchester, UK-based PMO Learning Limited which is dedicated to helping PMO professionals get the most out of their careers with training and organizational development opportunities. Mike Cohn is a well-recognized author and expert on agile and Scrum project management topics, and the owner of a large and engaged Twitter account with over 42,000 followers. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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The 2021 Project Management Report

Girl's Guide to PM

Agile ) methods together. However, this finding is markedly different to what VersionOne found in their 14 th Annual State of Agile report in 2020. Their research found that only 9% of Agile practitioners were using hybrid methods.

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Project Management Trends for 2021 and Beyond

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Greater Grasp on Strategy. I’ll never be a Michael Porter or Henry Mintzberg (business strategists and authors), but I do understand business strategy and what considerations are made when developing it. DEATH TO THE PMO!! At least, the PMO in the traditional sense.

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Understanding the Steps to Developing Your Project Management Career

Arras People

APMG – Their certifications are based on tools and techniques such as: agile, change management and benefits management. PMI – Are a not for profit organisation based in the USA. There are a few training courses to look at for this stage of your career including: APM – Project Management Qualification (PMQ) and Project Professional Qualification (PPQ) , PRINCE2 Practitioner (if you have completed foundation) and PMIPMO.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a lot to read, so here are some spoilers drawn from common themes I heard time and time again in the interviews: Agile – if you don’t know enough about it, you need to start learning. Going with the flow seems to go against years of traditional project management thinking, but we have found it easier to do by focusing on our bigger purpose and values, all while remaining agile day-to-day so we can adapt quickly. Agile project management is on the rise.

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Top 7 Project Management Conferences That Will Make You a Successful Project Manager In 2018

Taskque

The conference will also focus on agile project management methodology implementation throughout different departments of an organization. PMI EMEA Congress 2018. Berlin will host PMI EMEA from May 7th to 8th 2018. Agile and Beyond. in the past, project management experts such as James Grenning, the esteemed co-founder of agile software development manifesto, Dr Alistair Cockburn, co-founder of the international consortium for agile had delivered keynote talks.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

This is an edited version of a white paper I wrote with some colleagues for the PMI EMEA Summit in Barcelona. In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. Project management practitioners are looking for new lean and agile project management tools to support their day-to-day work and often seek them outside the tools that their organisations offer them.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

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Should I Join the PMI/APM etc and Take their Qualifications? There's more to membership of PMI, APM, IAPM and other than the qualification, of course. The PMI is the Biggest Player, Globally. But, internationally, there is one association that is bigger, better-known, and more valued by employers: the Project Management Institute (PMI). So, should you seek one of the PMI's qualifications? The PMI. Is Agile still a trend? What is Agile?

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a lot to read, so here are some spoilers drawn from common themes I heard time and time again in the interviews: Agile – if you don’t know enough about it, you need to start learning. Going with the flow seems to go against years of traditional project management thinking, but we have found it easier to do by focusing on our bigger purpose and values, all while remaining agile day-to-day so we can adapt quickly. Agile project management is on the rise.

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Top 10 Project Management Conferences for 2020

Appfluence

Conferences are a key asset for staying updated on the most effective project management tools and strategies and networking with your peers in the project management field. In addition to the speaking line-up, the Resource Planning Summit allows project professionals to connect and share ideas about how to best utilize and optimize enterprise portfolio management strategies. The PMO 2020 Conference. PMI Global Conference 2020. Agile & Beyond.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Moller – Maersk, and FIFA to exchange their opinions and discoveries regarding digital trends including topics on stakeholder management, content strategy, marketing automation, AI in PM, mobile business, and many other up-to-date topics. Learn about digital transformation, engagement strategies for employees and management, and how to manage stakeholders in digital projects. Dwell upon other experts’ ideas and vision and shape your own strategy of going agile.

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

We were musing on this because Ron has paused his blogging and is rethinking his strategy. Project Management Blogs about Agile and Agile Methods. It’s apparently targeted at IT PM, but the sections on Managing Projects, Applied Leadership, and Business Acumen speak clearly to PMI’s Talent Triangle. ProjectManagement.com is the PMI’s [LINK-video] community site and the vast number of blogs its members publish here will keep any reader busy. Managed Agile.

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Strategic Portfolio Management 101

Keyedin

Recently we were able to hear directly from Margo in our webinar Strategic Portfolio Management 101: Getting started with outcome-oriented portfolio management , which pulled some concepts from her recent Forrester research, Strategic Portfolio Management is Agile. During the webinar, Margo stated these agile delivery practices are gaining traction, with “76% of respondents saying their technology organizations practice continuous planning” a hallmark of agile.

The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

All business initiatives are achieved through projects, so assessing and ranking these projects in order of importance to the business strategy give organisations the confidence to embrace risk. In their report Capturing The Value of Project Management Through Organisational Agility , the PMI has found that 80% of the highest-performing organisations focus on continuous training – giving workers the skills they need to achieve exceptional performance.

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Strategic Portfolio Management 101

Keyedin

Recently we were able to hear directly from Margo in our webinar Strategic Portfolio Management 101: Getting started with outcome-oriented portfolio management , which pulled some concepts from her recent Forrester research, Strategic Portfolio Management is Agile. During the webinar, Margo stated these agile delivery practices are gaining traction, with “76% of respondents saying their technology organizations practice continuous planning” a hallmark of agile.

Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Moller – Maersk, and FIFA to exchange their opinions and discoveries regarding digital trends including topics on stakeholder management, content strategy, marketing automation, AI in PM, mobile business, and many other up-to-date topics. Learn about digital transformation, engagement strategies for employees and management, and how to manage stakeholders in digital projects. Dwell upon other experts’ ideas and vision and shape your own strategy of going agile. .

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The Best Project Management Conferences to Attend in 2018

Wrike

This year’s agenda focusing organizational transformation and bringing the Agile methodology to multiple parts of your company. Agile and Beyond. This conference focuses on Agile product development best practices. PMI Global Conference – North America. PMI ’s annual Global Congress provides insight into current project and business challenges and strategies. PMO Symposium. PMI SeminarsWorld. PMI EMEAl Congress. The Future PMO.

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Come and join your Tribe at #ThePMTribe

The Lazy Project Manager

Ellis – Colin started his career as a project manager in 1997 and worked his way up through program manager and PMO manager to eventually head up large project departments in the private sector and government in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. She’s the author of the PMI bestselling book, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers (and a bunch of other books). His books include the Agile Almanac trilogy and, most recently, Enterprise Agility in Healthcare.

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Agile: A project management methodology that focuses on delivering work in an iterative fashion. The agile approach is usually used in software projects where the scope is not always known and adaptability is prioritized. Project management terminology can be complicated.

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